The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.
Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.
Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.
Ist das Navi in der Hand der erste Schritt zum betreuten Wohnen?
"The Eyes Have It!" - Where we look while navigating
How do you navigate to a place you have never been to before? Do you look for clues in the environment, or do you follow the blue dot on your navigation system? Landmarks help us to learn the layout of a traveled space. In my Ph.D. project, I investigate how we should visualize landmarks on mobile map displays to support pedestrians in learning the environment they travel through.
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«I see and I remember. I do and I understand.»
Numbed by navigation technologies: How can we counteract?
Do you remember how to get to your favorite coffee shop? What is the shortest path to your best friend's apartment? For this you need to rely on your navigation and spatial learning abilities. In my PhD project I investigate how navigation technologies should be designed to optimally support spatial learning. In my PhD project I investigate how navigation technologies should be designed to optimally support spatial learning.
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Use of Location-Based Information for Smart Governance
How do we get there? Adaptive and effective design of mobile navigation assistance devices
Dr. Ian T. Ruginski, Bingjie Cheng, Armand Kapaj, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
Millions of international citizens make decisions with and navigate using mobile phones, as GPS-enabled smartphone devices have become increasingly available to the general public.
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The Impact of 3D Virtual Environments with Different Levels of Realism on Route Learning: A Focus on Age-Based Differences
(Çöltekin / Fabrikant / Weibel / Wiener)
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